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08/13/2018 09:36 AM

Fine Books & Collections Magazine (blog)

Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week
Fine Books & Collections Magazine (blog)
Doyle will hold an online-only sale of Hunting Books from the Collection of Arnold “Jake” Johnson on Tuesday, August 14, in 215 lots. John Cyril Francis' Three Months' Leave in Somali Land (1895), a privately-printed edition issued after the author's ...


08/15/2018 04:09 PM

Lexington Herald Leader (blog)

'American Animals' movie about Transy book heist on video now, DVD soon
Lexington Herald Leader (blog)
You can now watch “American Animals,” the movie about the Transylvania University rare book heist, at home, if you are willing to pony up to own the streaming version of the flick. The movie, which hit theaters in June, is now available on platforms ...


07/20/2018 03:03 PM

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two men charged with stealing more than $8 million in rare books from Carnegie Library
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A former Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh archivist and a respected Oakland antiquarian bookseller “cannibalized” rare books from the institution by cutting out pages and stole more than $8 million worth of precious items over a 20-year period, according ...
A librarian, a shopkeeper and an $8M rare book heistTribune-Review
'Greed Came Over Me': $8 Million in Rarities Stolen From Pittsburgh LibraryNew York Times
Pittsburgh pair charged with stealing rare booksPress Herald
Honolulu Star-Advertiser -90.5 WESA -WPXI Pittsburgh -WPXI Pittsburgh
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08/15/2018 10:49 AM

Fine Books & Collections Magazine (blog)

Bright Young Librarians: Karin Suni
Fine Books & Collections Magazine (blog)
Additionally, as the Theatre Collection is housed within the Rare Book Department (RBD), I'm also one of the librarians for the department as a whole. While we are all pretty much generalists, the collections I know best are RBD's Literary Collections ...


08/04/2018 01:04 AM

Irish Times

Taking a fresh approach to rare book sales
Irish Times
“To be honest,” he says as we sit among the gorgeous leather-and-gilt treasure-trove that is De Burca Rare Books's base in Blackrock, Co Dublin. “it's not that hard to do – and it's very effective. Last month I put up three new Seamus Heaney signed ...

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07/26/2018 06:36 AM

Washington Post

Carnegie Library heist: The $8 million alleged inside-job that 'cannibalized' rare books in Pittsburgh
Washington Post
The archivist, Gregory Priore, 61, and the bookshop's co-owner, John Schulman, 54, stand accused of stealing rare books, illustrations, photographs and maps — worth more than $8 million — over a 20-year period. They were charged last week with theft, ...

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07/20/2018 03:03 PM

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Schulman's rare books empire began with 1200 science fiction paperbacks
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
He sells poetry, literature, philosophy, arts and Pennsylvania history. The shop is on Oakland's bustling Craig Street, just around the corner from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's main branch, home of the Oliver Room, a repository of 25,000 rare ...


07/26/2018 04:53 PM

New York Post

Library staff stole millions in rare books over decades: prosecutors
New York Post
The pricey works were pilfered from the Carnegie Library over the course of two decades by a pair of crooks who best knew the worth of the collection – archivist Gregory Priore and John Schulman, who owns Caliban Book Shop, which deals rare books.
Arrests Made in Library LootingValley News
Carnegie Library heist: The $12 million alleged inside-job that 'cannibalised' rare booksStuff.co.nz

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07/27/2018 09:31 AM

Newser

Library's Rare Books Manager Charged in $8M Heist
Newser
(Newser) – When appraisers discovered $8 million in rare books missing from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, investigators knew where to turn. As archivist and manager of the William R. Oliver Special Collections Room for 25 years, Gregory Priore ...

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